All of Gloriae Dei Cantores’ work on the Passio concerts (Arvo Part) has helped prepare our ears for our upcoming recording sessions of works by Part and Esenvalds coming up in a couple weeks. Much rehearsing and preparations are going on to hone intonation, blend, balance, vowels, ensemble and interpretation. The more we delve into Part, the more we find in his music that is so expressive of the texts that he chooses. For instance, in his Magnificat, he carefully places the dynamic climaxes at the places concerning Mercy. There are many expressive moments like this and it is fun to uncover them. We will keep you updated on our preparations!